Past Events

Wednesday 12 May 2021

In a wide-ranging conversation, four artists whose work appears in ‘But Still, It Turns’ temper popular fixations with product by turning their attention to process. They discuss how they go about creating images and films among the tangle of reality: embracing surprise and accident, drawing on mythologies and rejecting conventions, working in both solitude and collaboration.
Monday 10 May 2021

Paul Graham, curator of But Still, It Turns, joins writer Rebecca Bengal across New York City to discuss the genesis of the book and how it studies and was shaped by time. They reflect on distinctions between photography and film, the time-warping effects of a global pandemic, and the ways an image can slow down, crystallise, or elide time altogether.

Thursday 22 April 2021

Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine takes us on an oblique, hypnotic journey into the visual, auditory, and sensual inspirations behind his entrancingly mysterious new book Double Orbit. This collage film navigates cities, dreams, and the terrains lit by twilight where they meet. ​

Thursday 29 April

In this event originally staged live at The Premises Studios, Hackney, in September 2020, musician and artist Douglas Dare performs three new pieces inspired by the late April Dawn Alison, a Californian photographer who created a vast body of self-portraits as their female persona. With a discussion by Erin O’Toole, curator at SFMOMA, Michael Mack, and Robert Raths, founder of Erased Tapes. A concept by Claudine Boeglin, Dandy Vagabonds.

Thursday 15 April 2020

This special screening presents two films by Joanna Piotrowska to mark the release of her new book Stable Vices. Alluding to the visual language of scientific experimentation, Piotrowska studies encounters between the staged and spontaneous as she explores animal instincts and domestic environments.

​Thursday 1 April 2020

Documenting the opening of Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Gala presents an idiosyncratic ethnography of the revellers, posers, workers, and valets who move in the building’s orbit. Approaching the spectacle through its peripheries, Sekula offers a wry study of LA’s equivocal identity.  The film will only be available via MACK during the live transmission.

 

​Thursday 8 April 2020

One year since New York City shut down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Irina Rozovsky discusses her new book In Plain Air, a timely tribute to public space, community, and Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This special artist's talk is presented in collaboration with Aperture, Rockefeller Center, and Parsons School of Design.